Customising Foundation

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Getting the perfect colour match or finish can be one of the most
difficult things to get right when purchasing a foundation. It has a
touch of the Goldilocks about it. If you’re of medium tone and normal
skin type then you’re pretty lucky. However, for those of us with very
light or dark skin tone, oily or dry skin type choosing the right
foundation is much more difficult. But fear not, all those foundations
that are just a bit too light, dark or oily can be mixed with others to
customise your personal fit. Do you have a foundation that’s too light
for you? Mix it with the shade that’s too dark. Or similarly, do you
have a foundation that slips off your face halfway through the day? Then
mix it with the one that’s too matte.

Nars Sheer Glow and Estée
Lauder Double Wear are two of my most favourite foundations but
sometimes Nars Mont Blanc is too dark for me and the finish too dewy.
Conversely, ELDW is sometimes too matte and flat so I add a bit of Nars
to give an extra dimension to the finish of ELDW, and this also improves
the longevity of Nars Sheer Glow on my skin.

Another favourite
mixer is RBR’s Sea Of Tranquillity liquid highlighter. It adds a
beautiful finish to ELDW without affecting the foundation’s staying
power.

So don’t throw away those foundations that don’t quite
match, try a little bit of customisation with other
foundations/products. 

Do you have any other tips for customising your
base?

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2 Comments

  1. June 28, 2014 / 1:33 am

    I really love Nars Sheer Glow in Sante Fe – it's the only foundation I have tried that suits me perfectly. All the rest I've had to mix and blend until finding the perfect combination.

    • July 1, 2014 / 10:53 am

      it's a great foundation with a really fantastic selection of colours but sometimes Mont Blanc is slightly too pink for me, especially in winter-time.

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